“You Westerosi are all the same. You sew some beast upon a scrap of silk, and suddenly you are all lions, or dragons or eagles. I can take you to a real lion, my little friend. The prince keeps a pride in his menagerie. Would you like to share a cage with them?”
(A Dance with Dragons)
the rest of the world will not
wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.